Decadent Crawfish Mac and Cheese

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 Decadent Crawfish Mac and Cheese – rich and flavorful crawfish adds kick to this favorite recipe. Make a big batch of this bacon, cheesy, spicy pasta!

Crawfish Mac and Cheese

Macaroni and Cheese is probably my all-time favorite dish. I still ask my mother to make her homemade, creamy Mac and Cheese when we have family dinners. I used to be a strictly cheese and noodles mac and cheese lover. But, after trying it in various restaurants I started adding different flavors to mine at home.. Since it’s Spring and we always have crawfish parties this time of year, delicious little crawfish tails where on my mind… and BACON, bacon truly does make everything better! Crawfish and bacon – they did not disappoint.
Crawfish Mac and Cheese
I recommend Cajun Crawfish for your live crawfish.
or these if you can’t get fresh.
Trust me, you want fresh!
You can purchase crawfish tails if you don’t have fresh.
Make a cheese sauce then add your crawfish.

Add cheese, when melted, add pasta.

Crawfish mac and cheese

and half the bacon, stir
Crawfish Mac and Cheese
Decadent Crawfish Mac and Cheese
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Serves: 4 servings
Full of bacon, cheese anc zesty flavor, my Decadent Crawfish Mac and Cheese is a decadent treat!
  • Ingredients
  • 8 oz pasta
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1 T butter
  • 2 T self-rising flour
  • 1 c half and half
  • 1 tsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 quart water
  • 2 c cooked crawfish tails
  • 1½ c shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1½ c shredded monterrey jack cheese
  • 2 T breadcrumbs
  1. Add 1 tsp salt to 1 quart water in a medium size pot. Bring to a boil, add pasta and cook according to the package directions to the al dente stage. Drain and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, cook bacon in a skillet (or oven proof pan), remove when crisp and crumble. Set aside.
  3. In the skillet that bacon was cooked, melt butter on medium heat. Add onions and cook 2 minutes. Add 2 T flour and cook 1 minute. Add half and half and whisk to prevent clumps. Add Cajun seasoning and crawfish tails and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until crawfish are heated through. Add cheeses and stir until melted.
  4. Fold pasta and half of the bacon into cheese sauce, careful not to break pasta. I transfered to smaller serving dishes, but you could leave in one large skillet. Top with remaining bacon and bread crumbs. With oven on broil, place in oven and toast, watching carefully, until breadcrumbs are golden.
  5. Remove garnish with green onions slices. Allow to cool 5 minutes before serving.
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You may also enjoy some of other Mac and Cheese creations:
Gnocchi Mac & Cheese
Muenster Mac
Quinoa Mac & Cheese


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  1. says

    I had to check out your post when I saw crawfish…I haven't had crawfish in years and years. But I enjoyed it very much the last time I had it! I haven't seen it anywhere around where I live, but I could probably sub lobster which I am sure my kids would love!

  2. Anonymous says

    I don't believe you can get crawfish around here, could I sub Shrimp instead. Your receipe sounds amazing.

  3. says

    Sounds delish! I make something similar with lobster and it's amazing. Mac and cheese really does make the world seem like a better place.

  4. Anonymous says

    I was in such a hurry to print out the recipe on Friday that I totally forgot to comment on how wonderful this looks! I am both hungry and impressed. Looks good. I will definitely be giving the recipe a try and hope mines will turn out as well as yours. Thanks for sharing. Andrea visiting from SITS.

  5. says

    Can I just say that this dish looks AAAAAA-MAZING! I definitely want to try this and may sbusbtitute it with lobster! YUM!


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